Finland parliament endorses European Constitution Joshua Pantesco at 1:59 PM ET
[JURIST] Finland's parliament on Friday voted to approve the stalled European Constitution [official website; JURIST news archive], taking an initial step toward ratifying the constitution. Ratification will occur following the approval of the cabinet and a second formal vote in parliament and would make Finland the sixteenth European country to endorse the constitution. Finland will assume the EU presidency [official backgrounder] for six months beginning in July.
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